Parlour Poetry TheBigForest

Parlour Poetry – go on, cheer me up!

The by-line of this book is ‘101 improving gems’ and it celebrates poetry that ‘generations of well-bought-up children recited to admiring elders in front parlour from Peckham, London to Pekin, Illinois’. It’s all boisterous high drama stuff re-presented, as the

Parlour Poetry TheBigForest

Parlour Poetry – go on, cheer me up!

The by-line of this book is ‘101 improving gems’ and it celebrates poetry that ‘generations of well-bought-up children recited to admiring elders in front parlour from Peckham, London to Pekin, Illinois’. It’s all boisterous high drama stuff re-presented, as the

Quince and Apple TheBigForest

Quince, apple and a good read

Quince are only available for a short season and are often hard to find so we were delighted to see a small basket of the fruit on the market stall. Peeled, sliced thinly and stewed with apple they add a

Quince and Apple TheBigForest

Quince, apple and a good read

Quince are only available for a short season and are often hard to find so we were delighted to see a small basket of the fruit on the market stall. Peeled, sliced thinly and stewed with apple they add a

TheBigForest Vintage Knitting Pattern 01

We love: Retro knitting

We have been rummaging through our collection of vintage knitting patterns. They show a world of aspiration – a world that is better than one’s own but so easily obtainable by knitting a dress, a sweater, a hat or a

TheBigForest Vintage Knitting Pattern 01

We love: Retro knitting

We have been rummaging through our collection of vintage knitting patterns. They show a world of aspiration – a world that is better than one’s own but so easily obtainable by knitting a dress, a sweater, a hat or a

Fig Salad TheBigForest Blog Yum

Fig Salad – delicious!

The family arrived bearing gifts. Beautiful ripe fresh figs. So is what we made for our supper the next day. Fig salad 2 ripe fresh figs, quartered with stalk removed 40g walnut halves 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 3 tbsp

Fig Salad TheBigForest Blog Yum

Fig Salad – delicious!

The family arrived bearing gifts. Beautiful ripe fresh figs. So is what we made for our supper the next day. Fig salad 2 ripe fresh figs, quartered with stalk removed 40g walnut halves 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 3 tbsp

Ecclesiastical Delights Poster

Happy in Essex..

Tucked behind a row of ancient cottages in Saffron Walden, Essex, the Fry Art Gallery is a small but perfectly formed treat for lovers of mid-20th Century art. It tells the story of the Great Bardfield artists, a nearby village

Ecclesiastical Delights Poster

Happy in Essex..

Tucked behind a row of ancient cottages in Saffron Walden, Essex, the Fry Art Gallery is a small but perfectly formed treat for lovers of mid-20th Century art. It tells the story of the Great Bardfield artists, a nearby village

ItsNotGonnaWorkTheBigForest

On being a grown-up

Our livelihood relies on keeping our  childlike sense of wonder so this really, really worked for us. Switch off the world-weary sophistication, defer the race for the new and better and just have uncomplicated childish fun.  

ItsNotGonnaWorkTheBigForest

On being a grown-up

Our livelihood relies on keeping our  childlike sense of wonder so this really, really worked for us. Switch off the world-weary sophistication, defer the race for the new and better and just have uncomplicated childish fun.  

8Cauwch Y Giat Os Gwelwch Yn DdnTheBigForest

Wild Wales: Shrines, Art and Tomatoes

Chapter five: In which we look at shrines, consider tomatoes, ponder the relationship between art and reality, think about marauders and close the forest gate. Llandudno still holds an air of a Victorian seaside resort. Whilst many coastal towns have

8Cauwch Y Giat Os Gwelwch Yn DdnTheBigForest

Wild Wales: Shrines, Art and Tomatoes

Chapter five: In which we look at shrines, consider tomatoes, ponder the relationship between art and reality, think about marauders and close the forest gate. Llandudno still holds an air of a Victorian seaside resort. Whilst many coastal towns have